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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Platinum Carbon Black

Ink Scan:

Overall Impression: This is a nice, rich, black ink with a pleasantly heavy body to it. It even has a slight sheen to it when it dries, like a low luster sumi ink. It's an unusual ink that gets its color from suspended particles of pigment rather than water soluble dye. Be careful leaving it in your fountain pens as it can clog them.

Color Category: Black
Saturation: Excellent
Shading: Poor
Drying Speed: Poor
Opacity: Excellent
Feathering Resistance: Excellent
Flow: Excellent in a dip pen. It's been awhile since I've had it in a fountain pen, so I'll have to get back to you.
Bleed through Resistance: Good

Water Resistance: Advertised as Waterproof. A Jet Pens review by ronmcvicar recommends this ink if you are planning to add a watercolor wash.
Light Fastness: No Data
pH: No Data
Archival: (pH neutral & light fast): No Data

Special Features: A Pigment Based Ink

Available in: Bottles and cartridges
Quantity per Bottle: 60 mL
MSRP per bottle as of 4/28/09: $22.50
Price per mL: $0.38

Good Color Matches: Noodler's Heart of Darkness, Caran d'Ache Carbon

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